Feb 10, 2016 1:40 PM
In March, my oldest daughter and I are driving to Tijuana with a group of youth to build houses. I am a driver and photographer, and my daughter will help build. There will be about 130 of us altogether. In partership with Amor Ministries, http://www.amor.org/about SunWest Christian Fellowship http://sunwestchurch.com/ministries takes van loads of grade 9-12 students across the border into Mexico to build homes to help people in need. "Each year we see houses built, community created, and lives transformed. We go to be a blessing, but leave blessed. This year will be the 19th year SunWest has partnered with Amor, and in that time we have built over 100 homes for people in need."
Amor Ministries, along with local pastors identify the families who we will be building for. There is a different story for each family. Some are single moms trying to provide for their children, some have a mom and a dad, but no job to support the family. One morning God gave me an idea... that it would be a blessing and a comfort to provide these families with a comforter from each of the build teams.
In one of my previous drawing classes, my students created line drawings of houses, that we turned into a beautiful fabric design. I thought it was perfect for this project, given that we are building houses. The verse that is on the fabric is Ephesians 3:17..." Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into his love and keep you strong. " It was also translated into Spanish...“Entonces Cristo habitará en el corazón de ustedes a medida que confíen en él. Echarán raíces profundas en el amor de Dios, y ellas los mantendrán fuertes.” Efesios 3:17 NTV We hope that these comforters will be a comfort to them, but also be a reminder of how much God loves them.
Check back to see pictures of the journey these blankets are making...from sewing to packing them, and to when they are presented to the families by each of the build teams.
If you are interested in purchasing this fabric, it is available at http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/5066229-at-home-heart-spanish-by-twobloom
Jan 25, 2016 7:11 PM
I wanted to feature some fabric that that some of my previous drawing students helped to design. These kids were in grades 4-7, and part of our project was to draw line drawings of different houses.
Together, their images created a beautiful design that we combined with Ephesians 3:17..."Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong." Our idea was to create pillow cases or a blanket to give to the local women's shelter. I love kids to see how God can use their artistic talent so that they can be a blessing to others.
This fabric, along with coordinating designs, is available at spoonflower.com. (click the link below) The design is called "At home in my heart" by twobloom.